A significant toll hike will go into effect on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in early 2023.
Officials say that a 5% Pennsylvania Turnpike toll rate increase will go into effect on January 8, 2023, at 12:01 a.m.
Following the toll increase, the most-common toll for a Class-5 tractor trailer will increase from $13.70 to $14.40 for E-ZPass and from $28 to $29.40 for Toll By Plate.
In August 2022, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) approved the 5% toll increase for 2023 for all E-ZPass and Toll By Plate customers.
“The PTC has been forced to increase tolls annually through the foreseeable future to meets its financial obligations under Act 44 of 2007, said PTC CEO Mark Compton. “It’s worth noting that, even with these ongoing annual increases, our per-mile toll rate continues to be below the midline compared with rates of other U.S. tolling agencies.”
The PTC says that toll increases on the Turnpike will continue for the foreseeable future, but they’ll be raised at a gradually lower rate of 5% through 2025, 4% in 2026, 3.5% in 2027, then 3% annually from 2028 to 2050.
This marks the fifteenth year in a row that tolls have increased on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.